Contract Number EPP-I-00-03-00013-00, Task Order No. 11. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of IRG and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. NOTE: The terminology used in this Handbook is consistent with the ADS. While terms such as, “strategic objective ” and “strategic objective team ” may no longer be in use, we use these terms herein pending update of ADS 204 and other USAID guidance. About this Handbook Dear MEO, The purpose of this Handbook is to provide you with guidance and the resources you need to be as effective as possible in helping your Mission attain and maintain full compliance with USAID’s Environmental Procedures and to mainstream environmentally sound design and management (ESDM). We know that your MEO role is just one of several important and competing responsibilities, and we hope that this Handbook makes your MEO role more fulfilling and easier. This Handbook provides you with: A basic orientation to USAID’s Environmental Procedures and the MEO position. Recommendations for coordinating with other USAID staff and partners. An orientation to, and recommendations for, implementing the MEO’s core role: ensuring tha
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